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I have an AMD Athlon64 3200+ Winchester, got it a long time ago, before the "multiplier lock" they put on some of the newer ones.

I haven't touched the settings in a long time, and haven't really took a notice because I stopped gaming for a while. I started recently and checked CPU-Z, it said I had 200mhz and 5x multiplier for a 1ghz speed. I check in BIOS and there's no way I can set it back to 10x multiplier..

Any ideas how to get it back to 2ghz?
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Turn off Cool N' Quiet. That's why you're down at the lowest multi .

And if its an Athlon 64, its multiplier locked PERIOD. The multiplier lock however locks the multiplier from going HIGHER, not lower.
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Thanks! I actually could not find the Cool n Quiet setting in the BIOS, but I checked power management under screen saver settings and changed it to Always On. And poof magically back to normal.

One question though, I've seen some pictures of the same CPU with 11 and I think on one occasion 12x multipliers, why is mine stuck at 10?
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Thanks! I actually could not find the Cool n Quiet setting in the BIOS, but I checked power management under screen saver settings and changed it to Always On. And poof magically back to normal.

One question though, I've seen some pictures of the same CPU with 11 and I think on one occasion 12x multipliers, why is mine stuck at 10?
I doubt you've seen a 3200+ with a 12x multiplier. 11x multiplier is explainable though.

Socket 754 Athlon64 3200+ = 2.2GHz (200 x 11)
Socket 939 Athlon64 3200+ = 2.0GHz (200 x 10)

Now, there are mobile equivilants of this chip as well, however I don't know the specs on those off the top of my head. The multiplier is in fact locked on these chips...and as far as I know, there's no way around it. It can go down, but not up. You need a BE (Black Edition) version of any more recent AMD CPU to have an unlocked multiplier.
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Ahh okay that explains everything. Thanks for the help!
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Ahh okay that explains everything. Thanks for the help!
Not a problem .
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Turn off Cool N' Quiet. That's why you're down at the lowest multi .

And if its an Athlon 64, its multiplier locked PERIOD. The multiplier lock however locks the multiplier from going HIGHER, not lower.
That's only partially true. You can never go beyond your computers intial multiplier, you can only decrease or keep it the same. There are plenty of programs out there that can change your multiplier, evey by 0.5 incriments. Look up AMD Overdrive Tool. It can even optimize your entire computer for performance and stabilty (including graphics card and mem).
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